Emily Stenberg

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Emily Stenberg

By ksinger on February 6, 2017 in Staff News, What's New

Emily Stenberg has been digital publishing and preservation librarian at Washington University since 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University in Virginia. She earned a master’s degree in fine arts in creative writing and a certificate in museum studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a master’s […]

Construction work planned for February 4 at Olin Library

By Sarah Laaker on February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Construction for the Olin Library Transformation project will take place on Saturday, February 4th, from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. If noise becomes bothersome, grab a free pair of ear plugs at the Help Desk, or check out one of the departmental libraries on Danforth Campus (remember to check their hours, which vary)!

Stephens Appointed University Librarian

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on January 9, 2017 in Staff News, What's New

Denise Stephens, university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Provost Holden Thorp. Stephens succeeds Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university last July. Stephens will manage University Libraries’ nine locations, the system’s vast archives […]

Tove Klovning

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Tove Klovning

By Julie Hale on January 4, 2017 in Staff News, What's New

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that profiles a Libraries staff member. Tove Klovning is originally from Stavanger, Norway. She holds a degree in Norwegian law from the University of Bergen in Norway and earned an LL.M. degree and an M.S. degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before […]

WashU Community Celebrates Toliver at Retirement Party

By ksinger on December 30, 2016 in Staff News, What's New

Hundreds of friends, family members, and Washington University faculty and staff gathered on December 21, 2016, in Crowder Courtyard at Anheuser-Busch Hall to celebrate the retirement of Virginia Dowsing Toliver, associate university librarian for Washington University Libraries. Toliver has worked at the University Libraries for more than 35 years and has been involved in two […]

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Tyler Bequette

By ksinger on December 21, 2016 in Staff News, What's New

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Tyler Bequette was a film and media studies major at Washington University when he started as a student worker in the Film & Media Archive in 2012. After graduation, he went on to earn his Certificate in Film Preservation from the L. Jeffrey […]

Olin Library Microform Collection to be Relocated on Level B

By Deb Ehrstein on December 20, 2016 in What's New

On December 22, 2016, the Libraries will begin the process of relocating the Olin Library microform collection from free-standing drawers on Level B to compact shelving on the same floor. This move is in preparation for a future phase of the Olin Library Transformation Project and the creation of a new Special Collections classroom on […]

Schedule of Expected Construction Noise at Olin Library

By ksinger on December 19, 2016 in What's New

Noisy work related to the Olin Library Transformation is continuing. The expected schedule of noisy time for the next few days is: December 19: Demolition 6 a.m. – noon December 20: Demolition 6 a.m. – noon December 21: Demolition 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. We encourage patrons who are in need of a quieter environment to visit one of WU’s departmental libraries. […]

Carolyn Yarber

Obituary: Carolyn Yarber, Longtime WU Libraries Staff Member

By ksinger on December 13, 2016 in Staff News

Carolyn Booker Yarber, a devoted member of the WU Libraries staff for more than 48 years, died on December 9, 2016, in St. Louis. She was 69. Yarber was an Interlibrary Loan/Reserves assistant at Olin Library, where she was responsible for lending WU Libraries materials to resource-sharing partners. She determined if materials were available for […]

Survey results

Thanks for Participating in Our Library Survey

By ksinger on December 1, 2016 in What's New

The Student Library Survey closed on October 23, 2016. Thank you to the over 800 students who completed the survey! While we have just begun the analysis process, we wanted to share a few of the findings with you. Overall satisfaction remained steady in the 2016 survey. The number who were satisfied or very satisfied […]